Mandala Drawings created by 1st graders. For this project students began by learning about a variety of religious & artist mandalas. We watched a video of Buddhist monks creating a sand mandala, we looked at rose windows in churches, and last we looked at examples of artist mandalas. After analyzing what makes a mandala a mandala, students began creating their own.
We worked on black paper with construction paper crayons (These are different than regular crayons. They worked particularly well on colored paper.) Students first drew a target to create the different rings of the mandala. Then they began created patterns within each ring. Last, students cut out their completed mandalas.